Students at Moody High School spent the day on lockdown as a result of threats that district officials said were made against the school on various social media Web sites.
Officials have not been able to authenticate any of the threats so far, but said they included possible gang activity. They would not comment on the specifics of the threats that were made, but said it is currently under investigation.
"Once we found out, we went on lockdown through the majority of the day," said Lorette Williams of the Corpus Christi Independent School District. "Basically that means visitors are not allowed in the school until the end of the day."
Parents who showed up to the school found the doors locked and a sign on the door about the lockdown. Fortunately, nothing happened. However, as a safety precaution, the kids were ordered to stay in their classrooms, and there was added security both inside and outside the school.
A CCISD spokesperson said that the threats were made online, mentioning Moody High School and gang activity. Those posts spread like wildfire. Both CCISD police as well as the Corpus Christi Police Department are now investigating those posts to try and trace them back to their source.
CCISD officials said they are taking the threats very seriously. If it is deemed necessary, they will continue to place the students on lockdown on Friday as well. That decision will be in the morning.
Kiii News Reporter Bill Churchwell went Live from Moody High School with the latest.
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